Welcome to The Association of Independent Funeral Professionals

AIFP Goals

Our goal is to give support to our members and to educate the community about existing funeral service options and to help our families understand the need for pre-planning to help get through a difficult time. Our membership works diligently to preserve the rich heritage of the funeral service profession and the emerging specialities related to end-of- life care and death care in Australia and overseas. This goal is inclusive of all those who operate in allied industries and professions.
If you are a end-of-life, death care or funeral professional working in Australia or anywhere overseas, or if you provide any allied services for these areas we sincerely invite you to become a member. Should you have questions, or need assistance in any way, please connect with us using the form on our Contact Us page.


based on concerns about the impact of Covid-19

The AIFP's
"All Things Death & Dying" Expo
which will be open to
industry partners and the general public
will be held in March 2021.

Stay tuned for details!

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Join Our Association

If you would like to join a group of like-minded individuals or are interested in learning more about the funeral industry then click Join to find out more.


Who Owns Your Body When You Die

Who will decide what will happen to your body when you die? Many people think their funeral and burial instructions are legally binding - but they are not. This video looks at what happens when someone's instructions are ignored, what the law says and how it could be changed. Victorian Law Reform Commission


Association of Independent Funeral Professionals

Carly Dalton

Murrumbeena Vic 3163

 +61 (0)419 584 424


Download our  Mission, Values & Vision Statement

Our Mission, Values & Vision May 2019 (158 downloads)

Membership Information

There’s something so much more important than selling products and that is service to families. One where originality trumps one-size-fits-all solutions, where funerals are as likely to be a celebration of life as they are an observance of death.

To make a success of your business, you need to excel at everything and by joining an association like The Association of Independent Funeral Professionals, we can help you understand the lay of the land, stand by you as you stake your claim in this new environment and turn a change into an opportunity.

Having another voice to speak on your behalf and ears to listen to you, we will help uncover new solutions to deliver services to your families.


  • Members Benefits
  • Member Directory
  • Membership Dues and Eligibility
  • Tax Deduction of AIFP Fees
    • Generally funeral homes that pay AIFP fees are able to deduct 100% of those fees as ordinary business expenses for Federal tax purposes.


Choosing a Funeral Home


Upcoming Events




Experiencing Loss


Members News

AIFP Newsletter April/May 2020

  PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Hi everyone, Well who could have predicted the state of the world as we currently see things with COVID-19 providing us with no end of challenges! Uncharted waters…unprecedented times… call... Read More

The Inaugural AIFP Covid-19 Conversation Arrives!

Until further notice… In these challenging and unprecedented times (we’re hearing that a lot these days, aren’t we?) the AIFP are offering monthly briefings and conversations on how Covid-19 is affecting our industry,... Read More

Education Session | Funerals, Funerals, Funerals

Education Session | 8 April 2020 – 7.30-8.30pm At this Education Session, you’ll be hearing from: Meagan Tyrrell from Carlyle Family Funerals (Melbourne, Vic) and Leonie Watson from Barefoot Funerals (Bellingen, NSW) As... Read More

February 12 2020 AIFP Interactive Webinar

Our last webinar was a great success…this Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 7pm via Zoom – our online platform…We are getting the registration channel up and running so make sure you watch out... Read More